Music – the Cultural Bridge. Essence, Contexts, References



ed. by Aleksandra Pijarowska et al.

Wrocław 2021

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Music – the Cultural Bridge. Essence, Contexts, References is a unique publication prepared within the Eastern Academic Artistic Platform project as a part of the International Academic Partnerships programme announced by the National Agency for Academic Exchange.


The aim of this project is to establish a partnership between four countries that share elements of culture but have undergone different influences – Estonia, Georgia, Ukraine and Poland – for the purpose of developing mechanisms of collaboration in the field of academic and teaching work. This is implemented through the promotion of the national artistic output of each of the four countries, and the exchange of knowledge about innovative research methods. As part of the project, the publication is intended to create a bridge uniting a unique musical sector encompassing four academies: Lviv National Music Academy n.a. Mykola Lysenko, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in Tallinn, Vano Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire and the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław.

The book includes articles by outstanding scholars, representatives of the partner academies. The introductory paper on Wrocław-Based Composers and Polish Music Trends in the Second Half of the 20th Century and at the Beginning of the 21st Century by Anna Granat-Janki is followed by other studies divided into four thematic sections: Musical Heritage and Political Stigma, Folklore and Traditional Music, Musica hic et nunc, and Figures, Styles, Trends, Perspectives.


The publication focuses on the artistic output, achievements and important figures that create the unique cultural idiom of each of the countries and at the same time help to build the long-lasting, recognisable cultural heritage shared by the four partners, and thus we believe it will inspire reflection on the identity, future and perspectives of Estonian, Georgian, Ukrainian and Polish culture.


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  From the Editor Anna Granat-Janki (Wrocław) Wrocław-Based Composers and Polish Music Trends in the Second Half of the 20th Century and at the Beginning of the 21st Century  

Musical Heritage and Political Stigma

  Gvantsa Ghvinjilia (Tbilisi) The 19th-Century Musical Life in Georgia and Russian Tsarist Policy Zoryana Lastovetska-Solanska  (Lviv) Specificity of Galicia’s Musical Infrastructure in the 19th Century Stefaniia Oliinyk (Lviv) Regional Perception of Musical Oeuvre: The Works of Fryderyk Chopin in Lviv’s Musical Culture Maka Virsaladze  (Tbilisi) Choral Compositions (with Orchestra and a Cappella) on Religious Themes in the Oeuvres of Nodar Mamisashvili, Eka Chabashvili and Maka Virsaladze Kateryna Zagnitko (Lviv) Instruments of Political Pressure Affecting the Musicians of Lviv in the Years 1945–1948 LidiA Melnyk (Lviv) Steuermann, Gimpel, Baller – Between the Vienna Dream and Hollywood Reality: World-Famous Jewish Pianists and their Routes from Galicia to Vienna and the USA Nana Sharikadze  (Tbilisi) Warsaw Autumn Festival – A New Music Perspective for the Countries Behind the Iron Curtain Ostap Manulyak (Lviv) Socio-Political Changes During the 20th Century and the Beginning of the 21st Century: Reflection or Prediction  

Folklor and Traditional Music

  Juhan Uppin (Tallinn) An Overview of Traditional Techniques Used in Estonian Thumbpick Kannel Playing Natalia Zumbadze (Tbilisi) Folk Song – an Expression of the Georgians’ National Identity Tamar Chkheidze (Tbilisi) Some Peculiarities of the Musical System of Georgian Ecclesiastical Chanting Daniela Colonna-Kasjan (Wrocław) The Role of Polish Music in Education and Therapy  

Musica Hic Et Nunc

  Katarzyna Bartos (Wrocław) Canticle of Creation – Assisi by Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil Marika Nadareishvili  (Tbilisi) Modern Composition Techniques in the Works of Georgian Women Composers Johan Randvere  (Tallinn) On the Shaping of Form in Jaan Rääts’ Piano Works Giovanni Albini (Tallinn) Mathematics For, Through and Towards Composition Practice: Combinatorial Features As Means of Music Innovation Tiiu Sisak (Tallinn) Composing for Piano Duo: The Process of Preparing Liisa Hirsch’s New Work Entitled Flowings for a Premiere Performance Nino Jvania (Tbilisi) Composer-Performer Interaction As a Source of Idea Generation: Presenting the Artistic Project Piano of the 21st Century and Its Future Perspectives       

Figures, Styles, Trends, Perspectives

  Tomasz Kienik (Wrocław) On the Omitted Iconographic, Heuristic and Analytical Aspects of Magnificat. What Did Not Appear in My Last Monograph (2019)? Miłosz Kula (Wrocław) Józef Damse’s Klarynecik magnetyczny [Magnetic clarinet] – Between Stage and Concertante Form Mai Simson  (Tallinn) Problems with the Urtext and Interpretation of Rudolf Tobias’ Oratorio Jona (1909) Magdalena Blum (Wrocław) Masterpieces of Polish Chamber Music with the Piano: A Performer’s Subjective Selection Maila Laidna (Tallinn) The Performance Style of the Klas–Lukk Piano Duo and Its Interpretation of Witold Lutosławski’s Variations on a Theme of Paganini for two pianos Jakub Stankiewicz (Wrocław) Roman Statkowski As the First Link in the Chain of Film Music Composers’ Inspiration: A Few Thoughts from a Performer’s Point of View Aleksandra Pijarowska  (Wrocław) Jan Antoni Wichrowski – Portrait of the Composer Ewa Prawucka (Wrocław) Włodzimierz Obidowicz. Living with Passion Grażyna Bożek-Wota  (Wrocław) The Chair of Chamber Music at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław from 1972 to 2020: History, Figures and Trends Nataliia Syrotynska (Lviv) Musical-Artistic Innovations of the 20th and 21st Centuries in the Context of Neuroart Principles Klaudia Kukiełczyńska-Krawczyk (Wrocław) The Psycho-Musical Balance of a Traditional Piece of Music (Dark Eyes) – Its Perception by the People of Polish Music Culture: a Report Paweł Cylulko (Wrocław) Traditional Polish Christmas Carols and Songs and Their Therapeutic Properties Magdalena Wojtas  (Wrocław) Vocal Conducting – The Vocality of Conducting Gesture